Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Coming to Nintendo Switch This Summer

WayForward Technologies confirms Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this Summer.

WayForward Technologies' 2D Metroidvania platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the most recent installment in the Shantae series, has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch and set to release this Summer.

WayForward has given a few details about the game, such as the expected launch window of Summer and the promise of incorporating the Switch's HD rumble feature into the game. Based on the announcement poster for the Switch port, and it's tag-line, "Feel the beat this Summer", the HD rumble capability may be integrated into the rhythm of Shantae's dancing, among other places. 

Details on the actual release of the game were given on the company's Twitter, with the promise of more details somwhere down the line: 

Shantae: Half-Genier Hero is currently available for a number of platforms in conjunction with the Switch, including the Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For an expanded look at the game itself, you can read our review here.


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Published May. 12th 2017

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